This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.



Guard protects your wp-admin against bruteforce attacks.


  • Max retries: You have the power to choose how many attempts a user can make before the user is blocked;
  • Lockdown: This prevents the user from being able to use the login form after too many retries;
  • Email notifications: We’ll report a user lockdown to you via email;
  • Hide lost password: Hides the “Forgot your password?” link from the login form page.

This plugin does not make any changes to core: When you delete/uninstall the plugin, everything will revert back to normal.


  1. Upload the ‘guard’ folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Go to Settings > Guard


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  • Fixed an security vulnerability regarding target="_blank" (read more)
  • Added support for WordPress 4.7


  • Added donation link
  • Support for WordPress 4.6


  • Small changes
  • Added header and icon


  • Bug fixes


  • Initial release